Darren Doyle, story:
New positive reported COVID cases in Edmonson County rose by 18 this week (126 total cases) while recoveries rose by 16 (95), according to the Barren River District Health Department. The reported deaths from coronavirus in Edmonson County have not changed in nearly 6 weeks; holding at 12 deaths, 10 of which were reported from Edmonson Center nursing home facility.
According to numbers provided by BRDHD, there are currently 19 active known positive COVID-19 cases in Edmonson County, (sum of recoveries and deaths subtracted by total cases) or roughly one tenth of one percent of the county's total population (.01%) of 12,000 people.
We attempted to calculate a local positivity rate (the total number of positive cases divided by the total number of tests administered) for both the county and the BRDHD, but there is no access to the number of tests administered in individual counties. As we reported earlier today, Kentucky Epidemiologist Dr. Doug Thoroughman told us there was no good way of calculating a positivity rate at the state level and that doing it locally is not feasible at this time.
In the Barren River District, cases rose by 355 (4316), while recoveries rose by 301 (3515) according to the BRDHD. The department also reported an increase in deaths from coronavirus by 2 (85).
Across KY, Governor Andy Beshear reported 38,298 known positive coronavirus cases, which is an increase from 33,796 last Friday. Recoveries rose by 432 over the same time period and deaths across the commonwealth rose by 40 to 804 total reported deaths from COVID-19.